Assistant Town Attorney - PD

Town Of Gilbert Gilbert , AZ 85233

Posted 6 days ago

We Are Team Gilbert

The Town of Gilbert is Arizona's 5th largest city and one of Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in the U.S., and the people who serve it are proud to be tasked with ensuring it stays that way. This is why we were recently named one of Arizona's 2017 Most Admired Companies to work for by AZ Business Magazine.

Team Gilbert is a high-performing, collaborative team of innovators who do important work that makes our community better every day. If you have the heart of a public servant and the spirit of an entrepreneur...please read on!

We Are Seeking

With every job we fill, our focus is on providing best in class service to our citizens while offering the opportunity for professional growth in a rewarding and innovative work environment. Team Gilbert has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Assistant Town Attorney II - PD.

The Assistant Town Attorney II - PD reports to the Town Attorney. The primary function of this position is to represent the Town in public safety. This position provides independent legal advice to Fire Department staff and Police Department staff regarding criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, public records law, contract law, civil liability and other legal areas, researches changes in the law, implementing required changes and ensuring compliance, reviews documentation surrounding critical incidents to determine compliance with policy; and serves as a liaison with other department staff as required. The Assistant Town Attorney also provides legal advice and counsel to elected officials, Town management, and employees on major departmental issues and projects to assist decision makers with legal implications of decisions.

About You

You are someone who effectively exceeds customer needs by building productive relationships, and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty. You actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals and produce quality outcomes. You are committed to our safety philosophy, and you take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required.

At Team Gilbert, we hire innovative, forward thinking problem-solvers who love what they do! In addition to possessing the ability to live out our core and functional values daily, candidates must possess the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree;

  • Juris Doctorate Degree graduation from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association;

  • 7-10 years of experience in the practice of law, including some experience in municipal law or related area with an expertise in specialty areas of the practice of law, such as civil litigation, construction law, public utility law, land use law, real estate law, Police operations and POST certification, telecommunications and cable service providers, public rights of way, eminent domain, employment law, and other specialties;

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

  • Licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona and membership in good standing in the Arizona State Bar Association (or licensed in a state with reciprocal jurisdiction with the Arizona State Bar and have the ability to be admitted to the Arizona State Bar by motion);

  • Ideal candidates for this position will have a minimum of five years of experience as a police legal advisor, prosecutor, public defender, criminal defense attorney, or equivalent legal experience with an emphasis on criminal justice, as well as be subject matter experts on the constitution as it relates to police issues, substantive and procedural criminal law, public records, and civil liability;

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be team oriented: strong communicators verbally, in listening and in writing; known by their clients as creative problem solvers and collaborators; accessible and timely;

  • Valid Arizona Driver's License.

About Us

In addition to a competitive salary, Gilbert offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, participation and company match in the Arizona State Retirement System and more. For more information on Team Gilbert and all we have to offer, click here.

Up For The Challenge?

Make an income while making an impact! If you are looking for an opportunity to make a visible contribution to our community, and get excited about doing interesting work that matters, then we encourage you to apply today.

To complete and submit an on-line employment application for this position visit https://gilbertaz.gov/jobs. Incomplete applications may be rejected so please be thorough. Your resume may be included as a supplement to your application, but it cannot replace any information required for the application. Please note that this position will require passing a Police Department background check.

This position is an At-Will position and is FLSA Exempt ineligible for overtime compensation.


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Assistant Town Attorney - PD

Town Of Gilbert